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Ghibli’s Future Remains Fuzzy

Rumors about the closure of acclaimed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli shutting down, spurred by a translated news report of an announcement by GM Toshio Suzuki, were somewhat ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: DreamWorks and ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is in full swing, with the animation events robust enough to excite even the most casual of toon fans. But, of course, with a show as big as Comic-Con, there’s no way ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up Ghibli Doc ‘Kingdom of Dreams’

Studio Ghibli fans in North America will get a chance to see behind the scenes of their favorite animation house as GKIDS has picked up regional rights to the unprecedented documentary ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Opening Ceremony to Honor Takahata

The Annecy International Animation Festival will screen the most-recent film from anime legend Isao Takahata — The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — at its June 9 opening ceremony. Takahata, ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Debuts Miyazaki Memoir ‘Turning Point’

VIZ Media will release a new collection of essays, interviews, memoirs and illustrations by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The new title, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (a follow up to ... Continue Reading →
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’300,’ ‘Peabody’ Stand Tall at the Box Office

Nothing could withstand this weekend at the box office the brave Spartan warriors of Warner Bros.’ sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, but DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot,’ ‘Gravity’ Win Animation-VFX Oscars

Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song Oscars Sunday night, with the French short Mr. Hublot winning the best animated short film. Frozen won the song category ... Continue Reading →
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New Clips from Expanding ‘The Wind Rises’

The English-dub version of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises expands its theatrical run this week to just under 500 screens, earning rave reviews along the way. The film — which ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki, Ghibli Retrospective Returns to Hollywood

For the third year, the American Cinematheque presents a retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli that will screen Feb. 16 to March 20 at the Egyptian Theatre ... Continue Reading →